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« on: June 28, 2007 04:15:28 PM »

I can't believe I'm actually posting in Clothing>Reconstructed... That's what happens when I actually bust out my sewing machine, huh? Smiley

I have two recons for you today-- my first two ever!

No before picture for this first one, I'm sorry. Sad This is a Spider-man t-shirt that I had loved until it was literally falling apart. I bought it back when the first movie came out and wore it probably at least once a week ever since. Well, anyway, the sleeves started to unsew themselves from the shirt and the bottom hem dropped out of it and was hanging limply before I decided to retire the shirt. I'd thought maybe I'd make a pillow out of it, so I'd already hacked the sleeves (what was left of them) off before I found a tutorial last night on making armwarmers out of a t-shirt! So, yeah, new life for my Spidey shirt!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/lizstaley/spideyarmwarmers.jpg

This next one is the first big recon I've ever done. I'm feeling a little self-conscious about it actually because the shirt is still SO tight, but I didn't want to put too much extra room into it because I'm trying to lose weight, so I'd just have to redo the shirt anyway if I added too much to it. I was being ultra-conservative...

Anyway, this shirt was a prize for me in the Etsy.com "Haim On Fire" contest, and apparently "XL" in this particular shirt cut means "XL for people without a chest" so the shirt is really rather tight on me. I do believe the crack was that it made it "so you couldn't see the forest for the trees" because of how it fit across my bust. Well, I wanted to be able to wear the shirt, since I'm an Etsyholic, so I scoured the net high and low for a tutorial on making a shirt LARGER instead of smaller, and then merrily went at it with my scissors. I wish I'd thought ahead and bought knit material for the black, but oh well, hindsight is 20/20...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v230/lizstaley/Etsyrecon001.jpg

Simple, still cute but a bit more modest and not so... conforming. Hopefully I'll lose a bit more weight and then it will be really comfortable!

So anyway, that's all I wanted to share. Smiley

 
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2007 04:54:52 PM »

That is really cool, and it looks really good on you too. I know the feeling about losing weight... its like: this shirt is so awesome.... but if I lose weight it will be baggy and less cute...

but gotta be happy with what you have so you can achieve more than that, that's what I say to myself.

it looks really good, professionally, I mean. Sewing machine, I'm guessing.

Anyway, I'll shut up. It looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2007 05:09:58 PM »

Yup, sewing machine! Which is interesting because normally I suck at sewing. I guess all that work I did making a kimono for my wedding paid off.

And thanks for the compliments!
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007 02:58:02 AM »

I think they are both cute. I never thought about making a shirt bigger. Lol. I must go through my clothes now.

Anywhoo... I like them both. =]
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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007 08:21:23 AM »

It definitely helped to make the shirt larger, plus it looks awesome!

Thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007 07:22:30 PM »

Love Love Love those arm warmers!

And I'm impressed with the t-shirt--why didn't I ever think of that?
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